China virus death toll passes 1,000 as WHO warns of ‘bigger fire’

BEIJING (AFP) – The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak surged past 1,000 yesterday as the World Health Organization warned that infected people who have not travelled to China could ignite a “bigger fire” in the epidemic. The rise came after President Xi Jinping made a rare visit to a hospital in Beijing, wearing protective gear as he chatted with medical workers and patients. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.